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Thomas "Tom" A. Morga is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who holds the record for being the most seen stuntman in Star Trek. Between 1979 and 2005 he appeared in six feature films and all four spin-off television series, doubled main actors and guest actors, and played almost every major race.

Morga also served as assistant stunt coordinator to Dennis Madalone on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager for fourteen years. This position included fight choreographies for episodes such as "Blood Oath" and the creating of props such as the blade weapons in "Battle Lines". For the majority of his appearances he received no on-screen credits.

Outside of Star Trek, Morga has worked on numerous other films, including Ghost Busters, Alien Nation, Army of Darkness, The Shawshank Redemption, Independence Day, Spider-Man, and all three Pirates of the Caribbean films. His television credits have thus far included Scarecrow and Mrs. King, NYPD Blue, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Seinfeld. Throughout his career, he has doubled such actors as Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Goldblum, David Hasselhoff, John Travolta, and Star Trek Nemesis' Ron Perlman.

Did You Know that Lt. Valeris was originally intended to be Lt. Saavik, but Gene Roddenberry protested that it was out of character for Saavik to be a traitor?

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1916
George F. Slavin is born.
1917
Desi Arnaz is born.
1921
Troy Melton is born.
1938
Richard Compton is born.
1939
Barbara Luna is born.
1945
Joy Garrett is born.
1949
Gates McFadden is born.
1955
Terrence Stone is born.
1961
Tracee Lee Cocco is born.
1962
Louis Ortiz is born.
1967
Script outline for TOS: "Mirror, Mirror" is submitted.
TOS: "This Side of Paradise" airs.
1972
Michelle C. Bonilla is born.
1973
Tom Hand and Paul Popowich are born.
1976
Timothy Jeffrey Domis is born.
1981
Willow Greer is born.
1985
Julee Vadnais is born.
1986
Ethan Peck is born.
1987
John E. Chilberg II dies.
Construction is started at Industrial Light & Magic on the six-foot USS Enterprise-D studio model for use as the new "hero" ship in the new Star Trek spin-off series, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
1989
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Q Who". The Borg make their first onstage appearance.
1992
TNG: "Ethics" airs.
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Imaginary Friend".
1994
First day of filming on TNG: "Preemptive Strike".
First day of filming on DS9: "The Wire".
1995
Second day of filming on DS9: "Explorers".
Star Trek Generations premieres in the Netherlands.
1998
Second day of filming on DS9: "Valiant".
Second day of filming on VOY: "Hope and Fear".
CIC Video releases The Original Series volume 3.8, Deep Space Nine volume 6.2 and Voyager volume 4.2 on VHS in the UK. This marks the end of the rerelease of The Original Series.
2000
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Muse".
2002
Pocket Books novel Starfleet: Year One published.
2003
Fred Freiberger dies.
2004
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Countdown".
2005
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "These Are the Voyages...".
2009
Rhae Andrece dies.
2012
Thirty-sixth day of filming on Star Trek Into Darkness.
2016
IDW Publishing releases "Legacy of Spock, Part 1", issue #55 of the ongoing Star Trek series.

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